Recalling Governor Gray Davis was something that California voters definitely wanted, according to the October 7th recall election that was held. According to the Public Policy Institute of Californiaâ€™s survey it is said that â€œpopularity of Governor Gray Davis has declined from 52% favorable rating to just 33% since his re-election last November (Firing Line 1).â€ Governor Gray Davis has cut funds to many important factors of our society, like public schools. He has â€œmismanaged (Quick Facts 1)â€ our taxpayer money. He has increased utility bills. The California recall election was justified because Governor Gray Davis mislead our state, he made a wrong decision in making a big budget cut, and he put our state in a power crisis.
There are many other people in California that believe the California recall should have never taken place. They believe that Governor Gray Davis has done a fine job as Governor. â€œThey are trying to take out a man who has done so much for our schools, healthcare, wages, and Hispanic immigrants (No-Recall 1).â€ They believe that Gray Davis should be able to fix his faults that he made.
Misleading your own state that you are supposed to be governing is a wrongful situation to uphold. Governor Gray Davis did just that. He never let anyone know about Californiaâ€™s budget crisis. He campaigned and campaigned until he was successful. â€œHe lied to the public about Californiaâ€™s budgetary matters solely to gain re-election (Firing Line 1).â€ It is said that he lied when he gave his numbers of the deficit. â€œHe knowingly lied through his teeth before the election about the size and scope of Californiaâ€™s $34.6 billion budget deficit (Firing Line 2).â€
After Governor Gray Davis was elected to office, he finally broke out with the statistics and he â€œdeclared a serious budget crisis existed (Firing Line 2).â€